Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Arts & Culture

  1. Oh my cube!

    Engineering students install a giant Rubik’s Cube on campus — believed to be the world’s largest hand-solvable, stationary version of the famous puzzle.

  2. Food for thought

    The Smithsonian Institution’s archives are now home to two very different culinary collections by Rick Bayless, MA ’75, and Michael Stern, BA ’68.

  3. The beating heart of Cuba

    For jazz percussionists, Cuba is the holy grail of influence. During a recent Spring Break, music students traveled south to find it.

  4. Victors for art

    UMMA hosts ‘Michigan’s Alumni Collectors,’ which comprises 115 exceptional works of art spanning 3,500 years of art-making from around the world.

  5. Life, lessons, and lithography

    World-renowned visual artist Ruth Weisberg, BFA ‘63/MA ’65, visits the Stamps Print Media Studio: “Be true to your own aesthetic.”

  6. Singing Detroit’s praises

    ‘Let’s Have Some Church Detroit Style,’ from filmmaker and Michigan Daily alum Andy Sacks, AD ’69, celebrates Motown with the city’s Hallelujah Singers.

  7. Anchor, away

    Award-winning and barrier-breaking journalist Carmen Harlan, BA ’75, retires after an unprecedented 38 years at WDIV-Channel 4 in Detroit.

  8. Escaping with theater

    U-M brings Prison Creative Arts Project to Brazil, exploring the power of performance in prisons, hospitals, and underprivileged areas.

  9. Brothers of band

    In the 1920s, brothers Nicholas and Leonard Falcone played opposite sides of the field as rival directors of the Michigan and Michigan State marching bands.